Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:37AM||Sunset 8:44PM||Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:32 PM CDT (19:32 UTC)||Moonrise 10:41PM||Moonset 6:54AM||Illumination 92%|
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service twin cities chanhassen mn
1246 pm cdt Tue may 21 2019
Updated for 18z aviation discussion
Issued at 1232 pm cdt Tue may 21 2019
Short term (today through Wednesday)
issued at 406 am cdt Tue may 21 2019
high clouds are streaming in overhead and are thickening early
this morning. Mid level moisture will be increasing through the
day, while a dry easterly flow continues in the lower levels. Low
pressure over northwest ok will lift north to eastern NE late this
evening and to central mn by Wednesday evening. Widespread rain
will lift north aided by strong divergence aloft and impressive
moisture advection at 850 mb. The rain has been delayed a bit from
previous forecasts due to slower progression in the models and
the dry low level flow. Widespread rain will lift northward
tonight and Wednesday morning. A dry slot is expected to reach the
southeastern half of the CWA mid morning Wednesday, roughly from
a new ulm to twin cities line, but rain will continue west of that
line into the afternoon as the surface low tracks through.
Temperatures were lowered substantially tomorrow with considerable
cloudiness expected and are close to raw consensus. If Sun can
break out, it may be a bit warmer across southern mn into western
wi, but this appears unlikely attm, unlike areas further south and
The main concern will be the wind this afternoon and evening. Href
mean 850 mb winds ramp up to 70 kts as the e-w jet lifts north
into central and southern mn early this evening. In addition, mean
sustained surface winds have most of the CWA pegged near 30 mph,
which is wind advisory criteria. Forecast soundings imply peak wind
gusts in the 40-45 kt range appear likely over much of the area
late this afternoon through the evening. Therefore, expanded the
wind advisory north and east to include the rest of east central
mn and pierce and st. Croix counties in wi.
Long term (Wednesday night through Monday)
issued at 406 am cdt Tue may 21 2019
main concern in the longer term is timing of upper trough and
individual waves moving through. That and if significant warming will
occur around the Friday time frame.
The Wednesday upper low lifts off to the northeast Wednesday night
and should end the shower threat in the evening. The GFS appears
slowest with the trough so we will retain the low chance pops over
the northern CWA overnight. Following this we have some cooling as
high pressure moves through. Some sunshine should be able to warm
temperatures through the 60s, a bit cooler than models advertised
yesterday, which has been the overall trend.
The next trough lifts rapidly northeast into Thursday night into
Friday. The warm sector appears to brush the southeast cwa.
Instability increase with this area and will see some scattered
thunder with the system as it moves through. At the moment we have
around one half inch total qpf, with a little more to the far|
southeast. It appears the system will move through quickly, limiting
overall heavier rain threat. Timing for severe weather is not good
as it moves through mainly Thursday night.
We tempered temepratures some from blended guidance for Friday as
well as cooler air rushes in behind the retreating occluded system.
We should still warm through the low mid 70s over the eastern cwa.
Finally, for the overall holiday weekend, the GFS is most pessimistic
with its small chance of showers dropping into southern mn and
western wi on Sunday. Its northern stream trough is a bit more
amplified vs the ECMWF which retains a cool high pressure system.
We will hold onto the blended guidance slight chance pop for now.
Models suggest most of Monday will remain dry as well, with
timing of the next western CONUS system moving in Monday night.
Clouds will increase during the day with temperatures remaining
some 5 to 10 degrees below normal.
Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Wednesday afternoon)
issued at 1232 pm cdt Tue may 21 2019
vfr conditions will gradually deteriorate as low stratus and rain
moves up from the south later this afternoon. Could see ceilings
drop below 1000ft as the surface lows moves closer to the region
this evening and overnight. Winds will be very strong out of the
east, and at 2000 ft will be 50 to 55 kts. Did not add wind shear
since the surface winds are in the same direction, but be prepared
for some turbulence later this evening and overnight. On
Wednesday conditions will gradually improve and winds will
eventually become more southerly.
rain should hold off at kmsp until 23z, and should remainVFR
until ceilings lower around 03z this evening. Could see ceilings
drop below 1500 ft overnight, but ceilings should rise again
Wednesday morning. Expect easterly winds to increase today, but
then slowly subside after midnight tonight.
Outlook for kmsp
thu... MVFR cigs. Wind NW 5-10 kts.
Fri... Chc MVFR. Winds SE becoming SW at 15g30 kts.
Sat...VFR with MVFR possible early. Wind wnw at 10 kts.
Mpx watches warnings advisories
Wi... Wind advisory until 1 am cdt Wednesday for wiz023-024.
Mn... Wind advisory until 1 am cdt Wednesday for mnz041>044-047>070-
Short term... Borghoff
long term... Dwe
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|Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN||9 mi||40 min||E 15 G 26||10.00 mi||Overcast||59°F||37°F||46%||1015.1 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||16 mi||40 min||E 15 G 23||10.00 mi||Fair||61°F||37°F||43%||1015.9 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||20 mi||40 min||ESE 24 G 31||10.00 mi||Overcast and Windy||60°F||35°F||39%||1015.9 hPa|
|Buffalo, Buffalo Municipal Airport, MN||21 mi||58 min||no data||10.00 mi||Fair||60°F||38°F||44%||1016.3 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||24 mi||38 min||E 9 G 20||10.00 mi||Fair||60°F||35°F||41%||1015.9 hPa|
Wind History from FCM (wind in knots)
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